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The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi and Piotr Wolochowicz, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.

Joel Benjamin has started a NEW COLUMN called Repertoire Building with Benjamin, in which he guides club players in their search for openings that are best suited to their needs.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening play of three World Champions at the second Gashimov Memorial: Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.

This Yearbook has a preview of an extraordinary new opening book by John Watson and Eric Schiller: 'Taming Wild Chess Openings', which presents a host of uncommon openings in an original way.

Glenn Flear reviews 'The Art of the King’s Indian' by Gufeld & Stetsko, 'Kotronias on the King’s Indian Vol. 2&3', 'The Modern Vienna Game' by Ovechkin & Soloviov, and two New In Chess Books: Sergey Kasparov’s 'A Cunning Chess Opening for Black' and Zaven Andriasyan’s 'The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian'.


1.e4 openings

Sicilian Defence - Rossolimo Variation 3...d6 - S. Kasparov

Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5 - Sethuraman

Sicilian Defence - Taimanov Variation 5...Qc7 - Tuncer

Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2...d5 - Fogarasi

King’s Fianchetto - 3.c4 Line - De Dovitiis

French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...h6 - Eingorn

Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 4...e5 - Bezgodov

Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 4.d3 - Illingworth/Smerdon

Ruy Lopez - Zaitsev Variation 9...Bb7 - Kislik

Italian Game - Evans Gambit 5...Ba5 - Szabo

King’s Gambit - Mason Gambit 3.Nc3 - Olthof

1.d4 openings
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Carlsbad Variation 9...Nh5 - Lukacs/Hazai
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Classical main Line 8...b6 - Marin/Stoica
Slav Defence - SL Accepted: Other Moves, 5...e6 - I. Almasi
Slav Defence - Krause Variation 7...Qc7 - Karolyi
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Alekhine Variation 4...b5 - Antic
Catalan Opening - Bogo-Indian Variation 3...Bb4+ - Prasanna
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - Lalic
King’s Indian Defence - Makogonov Variation 6.h3 - Kuzmin
King’s Indian Defence - Fianchetto Variation 7...Bf5 - Illingworth
King’s Indian Defence - Early Divergences 3.d5 - Adorjan
Dutch Defence - Stonewall Variation 7.b3 - Ikonnikov

Other openings
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - Braga
English Opening - Flohr-Mikenas Variation 8...Nc6 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Réti Opening - 1...d5 2.c4 e6 - Sethuraman
Réti Opening - Lasker Variation 4...Bf5 - Panczyk/Ilczuk

With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding

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Publication date:
January 01, 2015
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